ESPGHAN International Exchange Programme

Purpose and scope: This grant is to support the sharing of knowledge and expertise amongst ESPGHAN members, which are not available in the applicant’s country of practice and aims to stimulate collaborations.  Placements are to be carried out within Europe. All grants are limited to a 12-month duration from the time of approval.  Up to eight grants per year will be available. 
Amount: up to €3.000 
The grant will help cover travel and accommodation costs within host European countries. This award will not cover attendance at courses / schools / symposia or conferences.

  • The applicant must be an ESPGHAN Member in good standing (any type)
  • The applicant should be a young investigator / clinician with less than ten years in the sub-speciality 
  • Applicant supervisors of both institutions (“home” and institute to be visited) must ESPGHAN Members in good standing
  • The project is to be carried out within Europe. 
  • The exchange project must be completed within one year after the date of approval

Application: Complete application must be sent to ESPGHAN office and the following will apply:

  1. The application form must be signed by the applicant’s supervisor of the “home “institution and the supervisor of the institution that will be visited. 
  2.  A letter of intent including a brief description of the planned project / visit and likely benefit to the applicant and/or host institution.
  3.  A current CV

Deadline: Applications can be made throughout the year 
Selection Criteria
ESPGHAN wishes to promote the learning of any techniques / expertise not available in the home institution.

Examples include: an exchange visit to acquire specific diagnostic / therapeutic endoscopy skills, to learn a relevant laboratory technique, to learn how to set up / provide a specific service model (e.g. impedance, manometry, national registry or biobank).
Selection Process:

  • The process is coordinated by the General Secretary
  • ESPGHAN Council will review the applications independently
  • The applicant will receive notification no later than six weeks after receipt of application 

Reporting and disbursement of the fund:

Within one month:

  1. Completion of, a one-page summary of the exchange and its achievements signed by the supervisor of the host institution 
  2. A statement on the use of finances addressed to ESPGHAN Treasurer incl. all relevant receipts

Funds will only be released after the receipt of the above-mentioned report and financial statement incl. copies of the according receipts.

Exceptions to this rule are at the discretion or the treasurer.

Please download the Application form

Please download your Expense Claim Form and send to office@espghan together with all relevant receipts.

International Exchange Award Reports 

  • Jan Nowak - Link
  • Andreia Nita - Link
  • Isabelle Sheers - Link
  • Sema Berktas - Link
  • Maartje Singendonk - Link
  • Janos Major - Link
  • Alemka Jaklin Kekez - Link
  • Iva Hojsak -Link
  • Rouzha Pancheva - Link
  • Virtut Velmishi - Link
  • Marta Tavares - Link
  • Nara Elizabeth Lara Pompa - Link
  • Paula Crespo Escobar - Link